Olivia Carlisle

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Inside Airlander 10, the world's longest aircraft | CNN Travel

(CNN) — It may not have the most attractive exterior, but it seems the Airlander 10 -- currently the world's longest aircraft -- will more than make up for this on the inside.<p>Known as the "flying bum" due to its rather unusual shape, the hybrid helium airship built by Hybrid Air Vehicles is to …

Aviation

Iran opens secret cache of art masterpieces

Some of the most prominent paintings at Tehran’s Museum of Contemporary Art might still be the obligatory glares of Iranian leaders Sayyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei, and Ruhollah Moosavi Khomeini, whose twin stare looks down over public spaces across Iran.<p>But from this month British visitors to the …

No more bulky camping gear! All-in-one tent inspired by spacesuits combines insulated shelter with a sleeping bag and mat

Anyone who has been camping will know the faff of unpacking and setting up their tent before fighting to blow up their mat and struggle into their …

G2 Folding Firebox Camping Stove Lets You Cook Anywhere

With its unique folding design, you can easily put the G2 Firebox camping stove in your backpack and take it anywhere, so it provides you a flexible …

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America's dark and not-very-distant history of hating Catholics

Progressives and conservatives are in a rare unity welcoming Pope Francis to the US, but anti-Catholicism was rampant before John F Kennedy was president<p>Congress and the United Nations rolling out their red carpets, nuns working overtime to bake communion hosts, prison inmates carving a walnut …

Christianity

Inside a Nearly Inaccessible South African Cave, Scientists Say They Found a Mass Grave of a ‘Bizarre,’ New Human-Like Species

MAGALIESBURG, South Africa (TheBlaze/AP) — Some scientists say they’ve discovered a new member of the human family tree, revealed by a huge trove of bones in a barely accessible, pitch-dark chamber of a cave in South Africa. Other researchers though counter that the fossils come from an already …

5 Books That Will Expand Your Consciousness

Mastery<p>Mastery is written by Robert Green and I think it is my favourite book of all time. It breaks down how to master your subject in an honest …

Best Survival Watch: Top 7 Watches with Highest Quality (July, 2018)

Spending time in the wilderness may require that you can track time, use a GPS, have a compass to navigate in the area you are in, etc. Most survival …

70 years on, Japanese firm to apologize to US WWII veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — A major Japanese corporation will offer a landmark apology this weekend for using U.S. prisoners of war for forced labor during World War II, according to the Simon Wiesenthal Center that is hosting the event.<p>A senior executive of Mitsubishi Materials Corp. will apologize to …

Ecocapsule gives you the eco-friendly camping experience of the future

Campers who love spending time in nature, or researchers who spend months in the wilderness, are probably looking at all sorts of smart ways to …

23 Writing Websites to Improve Your Writing

1) Storyfix The absolute authority on story structure, written by author Larry Brooks (<i>Note: I</i> <i>highly</i> <i>recommend</i> <i>Larry’s ebooks on writing</i><i>. Read my</i> …

Two Rules to Write By

When I first started writing I wrote with abandon. Armed only with an academic background and a love for books, I composed sentences on a whim, …

5 good reasons to think Jesus never existed

<b>(Jaroslav74 via Shutterstock)</b><p>A growing number of scholars are openly questioning or actively arguing against Jesus’ historicity<p>Valerie Tarico<p>July 6, 2015 7:00am (UTC)<p>Most antiquities scholars think that the New Testament gospels are “mythologized history.” In other words, they think that around the …

Theology

Bloody Hell: Does Religion Punish Women for Menstruating?

Exploring the faith-based limitations placed on menstruating women in nearly every major religion—from Islam to Judaism to Christianity to Hinduism.<p>"You're going to be hungry if that's all you eat," one of my younger brothers tells me at sahoor, the pre-dawn meal Muslims eat before abstaining from …

Robert De Niro to Graduating Art Students: ‘You’re F**ked’

Robert De Niro was recently invited to give the graduation speech to the 2015 class at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts — a large …

The People Who Swear Hitler Is Alive

Adolf and Eva died in a suicide pact in Berlin… right? Not if you believe 70 years of rabid conspiracy theories.<p>Adolf Hitler and his wife, Eva Braun, …

How the Ottomans Ruined the 20th Century

World War I was only a global conflict when the Ottoman Empire joined the fray. Those consequences—from genocide to new borders—are still felt …

Jesus went to hell: The Christian history churches would rather not acknowledge

Prior to his resurrection, Christ descended to the underworld — a paradox most churches prefer not to confront<p>Ed Simon<p>April 9, 2015 6:49pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Religion Dispatches.<p>"It was Saturday that Jesus Christ went to Hell.”<p>This is one phrase that Christians, whether …

Theology

Mother jailed for murdering son so 'she could blog about his illness'

Lacey Spears killed her five-year-old son with a salt overdose while suffering from Munchausen by proxy syndrome, according to judge<p>A suburban New York mother who blogged about motherhood was sentenced by a judge to 20 years to life in prison on Wednesday for murdering her young son with a salt …

Distractify

Before you cough up $30 for her lip kits, here are all the complaints customers had about Kylie Cosmetics.<p>By Tiffany White<p>1 minute ago<p>All the people …

Kylie Cosmetics

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

GQ Style<p>In pursuit of cookies, clothes, and maybe even a little maturity with pop culture’s kaleidoscopic visionary.<p>By Mark Anthony Green1 day …

Lifestyle

Labyrinth of tunnels of Turkish ancient underground city revealed

Experts say the network of tunnels in Turkey's Nevşehir province is likely to be the largest and most complex underground city in the world<p>Deep underground in the central Anatolian province of Nevşehir, the contours of an ancient city are taking shape, two years after it was discovered by …

Detailed Collection of Classic Star Wars Ship Illustrations

If you are a Star Wars fan (who isn’t?), we have a special treat for you. Designer Rogie King has created a beautifully detailed collection of …

Gear that survived 2,650 snowy, muddy, rugged miles

When you're making historic Pacific Crest Trail trek you need gear that can keep pace<p>There's no doubt skill, experience and wilderness smarts are the …

How to Choose a Tent

How to Choose a Tent<p>Posted by Ben Rabinowitzbrabinowitz@backcountry.com801.746.7564<p>There are many different types of tents out there, and choosing …

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Iran film portrays the Prophet Muhammad, drawing criticism

ALLAHYAR, Iran (AP) — Here in this Persian replica of Mecca, built at the cost of millions of dollars, an Iranian film company is attempting to offer …

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